Thursday, January 31, 2013

Trying To Develop A Better Virtual Battle Simulation

Photo: Army commanders are trying to work out what resources their budget should be spent on

British Army Stages Record-Breaking Virtual Battle -- BBC

The British army has conducted its largest virtual battle simulation, involving 220 soldiers.

The experiment was carried out at the Army's Land Warfare Centre in Warminster, Wiltshire.

The two-hour scenario saw soldiers on computers completing virtual missions in a fictional French town.

The Army says the simulation will help it to find out which resources it needs to invest in, once it takes control of its own budget in April 2013.

"The aim is to understand how various changes have an impact on the speed at which command can respond," said Col Tim Law, assistant head of army force development.

"We're trying to determine exactly what we need to fight and win the wars of tomorrow."

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My Comment: Not exactly the real world .... and they do still have a long way to go with the tech .... but it is a start.

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